We want to create a safe and fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill level! Please note the following equipment requirements.
PRECAN AND CANSKATE;
- Skates must hold ankles snug and upright. Make sure they are not leaning inward or outward when skater is standing.
- Plastic skates are not recommended for any level of learning to skate.
- be sure to have the blades sharpened prior to the first skating session & probably again partway through the season. If the skater is on the ice more than three times a week this should be increased.
- blades need to be dried completely after each skating session, and covered with some type of cloth covering other than plastic skate guards as these make the blades rust.
- Your skater should wear plastic skate guards on the blades when walking anywhere off the ice. This will protect the sharpening and prevent dirt building up on the blades.
- skaters MUST wear a helmet (a hockey helmet which is CSA approved-cage is optional)
*see Skate Canada helmet policy on the policies page of our website.
- bring your child prepared for the session with mitts, and dressed in light layers.
- Ski pants are not recommended as they are too bulky and make it challenging for the skater by constricting movement .
- Although not recommended if you feel your child needs shin or knee pads Please do not put them on the outside of your skaters clothing as they prohibit movement and slide awkwardly on the ice causing injury.